Chinese product tanker collides with fishing vessel off Quanzhou

Chinese product tanker collides with fishing vessel off Quanzhou

Product tanker Hu You 8 collided with fishing vessel Min Shi Yu about 20 nautical miles off Quanzhou, Taiwan Strait yesterday afternoon.

The tanker was carrying 2,976 tons of oil from Huizhou to Nantong.

The tanker suffered hull damage and water ingress and began to list, however the crew managed to stabilize the vessel through dispersing oil storage and ballasting. The vessel then sailed to Meizhou Bay with the escort of coast guard ships.

All 14 crew member onboard the tanker are safe, with one person onboard the fishing vessel suffering injuries.

Jason Jiang

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